By COLlive reporter
Two young Jewish sisters were returned to the Jewish community in Crown Heights after being removed from the supervision of Child Protective Services.
Rivka Kutsy and Chaya Kutsy, ages 4 and 3 respectively, are currently being driven back by the New York Police Department on Monday night.
They were unaccounted for since Saturday, January 31, 2015, when their father Allen Kutsy (or Velvel) and mother Chana Yehudis Kutsy, who had only “trial custody” of the children, left Brooklyn.
“In the car with mom and kids driving back to the city,” Detective Raymond Weng of the Detective Squad at the NYPD 71st Precinct told COLlive.com on Monday night.
He reported that “they appear to be in good condition but we are taking them to King County Hospital to be checked as a precaution and necessary step.”
The Detective said he couldn’t disclose where the mother and her daughters were found, only saying that it was “a collaborative effort.”
Messages on Facebook written in Mrs. Kutsy’s name telling friends that she is safe were believed to have been written by her husband. It refuted claims that he has been violent and abusive.
Detective Weng asked COLlive.com to “thank the community, other agencies and volunteers for their assistance. The collaborative effort brought this situation to a successful conclusion.”
Shomrim, a neighborhood watch group in Crown Heights, was involved in the search efforts which spanned across the states of New York, New Jersey and the east coast.
In a statement, Shomrim praised Detective Weng “for going above and beyond the call of duty” and thanked “the hundreds of community members of all backgrounds for assisting the search by proving pertinent information which assisted in locating the family.”
The children will be staying with their foster parents until a court hearing in April 2015.